Name: Reid Weber (reidzor)
Position: iOS Developer
Originally from: St. Paul, Minnesota
Worked at Sporcle since: March 2015
Here at Sporcle: Reid builds the Sporcle Flagship app for iPhone and iPad. Basically, he stares at code all day and plays around with iPads.
About: Reid describes himself as a mix between a “total geek and a total jock.” As he puts it, “I like football and I like Pokémon.” He’s a big Seattle sports fan who loves the University of Washington Huskies, the Seahawks, and the Mariners.
He also enjoys going to see live music and playing music with his friends (he plays the bass guitar.) And when he was in middle school, he and some friends formed a cover band that continued through their high school years. They had weekly gigs, played at anniversaries and birthday parties, and it sounds like they were pretty well organized for a bunch of adolescents.
Favorites: On the quiz front, Reid’s favorites include Literary Characters Sorting Blitz, 151 Original Pokémon and Word Ladders. Some of his favorite movies are The Lion King, The Matrix, and–more recently–Interstellar.
Strange Fact: Reid was 10 1/2 pounds when he was born. On a similar subject, he shares a birthday with Bill Gates.
Best part about working at Sporcle: In his words, “I love how [Sporcle] is both oddly fast-paced and laid-back.” He describes how the team likes to get things done fast but also likes to tinker. There’s always people asking “what if we tried it this way” and continually working to improve the product.
Anything else? “Sporcle’s better on mobile.”